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Great company to work for......6 years ago!

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist in Cambridge, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great products before generics became available Excellent benefits and salary Good training program in Wilmington

Cons

Memorized product "messages" Measure "reach", "frequency" and "computer screen shown" as opposed to sales results and abilities Shed experienced reps for less expensive reps Very poor outlook for the future

Advice to Management

Focus on what worked in the past for R&D when the blockbusters drugs were developed. Capitalize on the talent in your sales force rather than losing credibility and access with the "share of voice" pod selling mentality. I think that the industry has reached the level of diminishing returns from that methodology.

Other Employee Reviews for AstraZeneca

  1. Good place to work for me

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production and Materials Planner in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Production and Materials Planner in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, development opportunities,

    Cons

    Lost leadership, slow decision making

    Advice to Management

    Go for it! Stop being fat and happy and make something happen. We're living off expiriing patents and sputtering pipeline. Get to work!


  2. Helpful (4)

    AstraZeneca in a Death Spiral

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AstraZeneca full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generous compensation and benefits, nice facilities, business-casual attire.

    Cons

    Successive rounds of layoffs offset only by new positions in China; recent product failures and weak pipeline including at MedImmune biotech arm; current near-ban on travel, relocations, hiring from the outside and use of outside consultants; timid, risk-averse management; in-bred, protect-each-other culture at the C-suite level.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in fresh blood from other pharmas and, ideally, other industries.


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